The brain sees what the eye doesn’t

The brain interprets visual information that isn’t consciously recognised.

Participants in a US study were shown a series of black silhouettes with white, real-world figures hidden on the outside. While they didn’t see the shapes, their brains did.

This was indicated by a peak in brainwaves that control the recognition of meaningful objects.

The study highlights the limitations of conscious awareness and the brain’s role in sorting information.

Read more at University of Arizona

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